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County Administrator monthly report for May 2013

This is the monthly report by the County Administrator to the County Board of Commissioners providing information about the progress and successes of county activities.   The report details projects by ...

Pal-Mar swamp a city? Bad idea by Sally Swartz

Fights about Pal-Mar, the 20,000-acre swamp that straddles the Martin-Palm Beach County line, never end. Now lawyers for Palm Beach Heights Landowners Coaltion, a group that represents owners of 5,500 ...

Ocean Enlightenment – A conversation with Edie Widder

Dr Edith “Edie” Widder is a marine biologist and deep-sea explorer who is applying her expertise in oceanographic research and technical innovation to reversing the worldwide trend of marine ecosystem ...

Please join The Guardians and oppose HB999 and SB1684

Dear Guardians of Martin County: Please contact your legislators immediately via the enclosed email link below, in order to head off bad Bills and Amendments. These are currently scheduled for ...

The real cost of sprawl and urban abandonment

Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium concludes suburban growth can’t pay for itself without a bigger hit to taxpayers. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has written an excellent article on how sprawl ...

Continue to support our Comp Plan Amendments! A note from Maggy Hurchalla.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?  On April 16th, the County Commission voted to transmit the Comp Plan Amendments for Chapters 1, 2, and 4 to the state. The state will review them ...

Ginny & Howard’s Blog – Some insight to the Business Development Board and the use of our tax dollars

Commissioners,   Please consider the following with respect to Agenda Item 8B1 (Business Development Board contract update) on April 23, 2013: The current Commission majority raised concerns about the BDB ...

Developers buy up citrus groves as Martin County suffers the greatest loss of citrus acreage in the state

In 1994 Martin County had over 48,000 acres of citrus farms.  Today there are less than 15% of that amount as developers have been buying the land up at an ...